29 October 2017

Legal empowerment as a way out of poverty?

By Sajeda Farisa Kabir It’s a story that we have all heard before. A poor girl from the village gets married in her early teens. Her […]
29 October 2017

Delayed justice: How long is too long?

By Sajeda Farisa Kabir In Bangladesh, litigants face various obstacles to access justice in every stage of the legal process, starting from the decision to take […]
29 October 2017

A letter to Molly

By Farisa Kabir In May 2016, eight-year-old Molly (not her real name) was brutally raped by an 18-year-old. She was taken to hospital in a critical […]
29 October 2017

Are we becoming selective activists?

By Ummehani Binte Ariff It is sickening how rape is becoming a regular occurrence in our society and there is a report of an incident of […]
17 October 2017

What ever happened to microfinance?

October 17, 2016 By Scott MacMillan You’d be forgiven for thinking microfinance has gone wildly out of fashion. The “development caravan”—defined as the wagon train of […]
5 September 2017

Floating schools for climate change

September 5, 2017 By Zaian Chowdhury Jhuma’s home, a small mud house, stands alone on a little raised piece of land in the middle of a […]
22 July 2017

The mother of ducks

June 22, 2017 By Zaian Chowdhury As the western sky grows rosy pink, and the paddy fields on the east turn deep green, hundreds of brown […]
15 July 2017

Bangladeshi apprentices celebrated in London

By Joydeep Sinha Roy This year, STAR received special commendation in the Financial Times/International Finance Corporation Transformational Business Award in London. STAR was the only project […]
14 July 2017

The Skill Effect

BRAC Skills Training for Advancing Resources (STAR), innovates upon the age-old practice of employment through formalising apprenticeship-based skills training, and it is making changes at scale […]
13 July 2017

No tragic hero

July 13, 2017 By Zaian Chowdhury Alpina Begum lives in the village of Nurpur in Netrokona of northern Bangladesh. By day, she does the usual: tending […]
6 July 2017

Meet the millennial who’s changing our farmlands

July 6, 2017 By Zaian Chowdhury Peeking from behind the tin door is Ibrahim’s two-year-old daughter, Amena, in a blue polka dot dress, and a kitten […]
29 June 2017

The flock formula

June 29, 2017 By Zaian Chowdhury Hajera Begum and the newest member of her herd. It is difficult to monetise how livestock impacts a household’s income, […]
16 June 2017

Annual report: Skills development

We will equip at least 14,000 unemployed young people from diverse backgrounds with high quality skills and link at least 80 per cent of the graduates […]